The Kigali Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) is a high-level, political declaration that is mobilising political will, community commitment, resources and action, and securing commitments needed to end suffering caused by NTDs.
Created in consultation with stakeholders around the world, the Declaration puts individuals, communities, and countries at the centre of the NTD response. Each signatory makes a unique and vital contribution towards ending NTDs. Collectively, these translate into incredible progress being made. With countries leading the way, international targets are embraced and translated into national strategies, leading to impact and action. The actions set out in this powerful Declaration will help us achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) target on NTDs and to deliver the targets set out in the World Health Organization’s NTD Roadmap.
The Kigali Declaration was officially launched by H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, at the Kigali Summit on Malaria and NTDs, held alongside the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in June 2022. The Declaration has already galvanized substantial commitments from donor governments, endemic country governments, pharmaceutical companies, NGOs, with US$1.5 billion in financial commitments and 18 billion donated tablets announced at the Summit itself.
We continue to welcome endorsements and commitments for the Kigali Declaration. We are engaging with partners. including countries, organisations, companies and institutions to support the Declaration and make new commitments to end NTDs.